Twin Oaks

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Twin Oaks has 8 groundwater monitoring wells, 7 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between June 14, 2016 and October 22, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of radium, cobalt, arsenic, sulfate, lithium and thallium.

Site description

Twin Oaks Power One is a 349 MW coal power plant located in Bremond, Texas in Robertson County. Twin Oaks began operations in 1990, and is owned and operated by Major Oak Power, LLC, a subsidiary of Blackstone Group, LP. The plant has a lined CCR Landfill regulated under the federal coal ash rule. You can find the industry reported here. The Twin Oaks’ Closure Plan estimates the landfill’s largest possible area to be 129 acres.

For more information on Twin Oaks Power One, see EIP's reports, America's Top Power Plant Toxic Air Polluters, Groundwater Contamination from Texas Coal Ash Dumps and EIP's 2019 National Coal Ash Report Coal's Poisonous Legacy.

For more information about Texas Coal Ash, see Earthjustice's fact sheet, Texas and Coal Ash Disposal in Ponds and Landfills.

Monitoring Wells Wells reporting one or more exceedances for at least one pollutant.
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Pollutants monitored and above guidelines
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Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
antimony barium beryllium boron cadmium chromium fluoride lead mercury molybdenum selenium
Pollutants not monitored
ammonia, copper, cyanide, gross alpha particle, gross beta particle, hexavalent chromium, manganese, nickel, nitrate, nitrite, silver, strontium, tritium, uranium

Facility last updated on Friday, October 14, 2022 04:12:50 PM EDT